Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Austin Adams Memorial Library Project 2020

This sweet boy would be turning 11 in a few days. We miss him every.single.second. His birthday and the anniversary of his death are such difficult days for our family. We have found that having something to look forward to is imperative to surviving the hard times. The discussion of making the library project an annual event started before we had even taken the books to the library last year. We’ve put a LOT of thoughts and planning into making the Austin Adams Memorial library project an annual event. 

This quote by Jackie Robinson has become one of my favorite quotes; “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” As Austin’s mom, it is important to me for Austin to continually have a positive impact on others. Last year we donated over 600 books with his name in them to the schools library. Austin impacted hundreds of children through the books in the library. 

Kayleigh has spent hours and hours volunteering in the library and adding books to our Amazon wishlist. If you’d like to help us with this project, you can purchase items from the Amazon wishlist and have them shipped directly to us. Please, MAKE SURE TO SELECT “JUSTIN ADAMS” AS THE SHIPPING ADDRESS when you check out. By selecting the option to ship directly to us, we’ll add a label with Austin’s name inside the cover, and deliver the books to the school. We’d love to have you include a gift receipt with your name so we can add your name to the label as well. 

Thank you for helping us to create a space that will benefit so many children. This school holds a special plate in our hearts. Having Austin make a continual positive impact on hundreds of children through books helps our hearts to heal. 

We love you and appreciate your support more than you can imagine. Please feel free to share this with your friends and family. 

Austin Adams Memorial Amazon Wishlist

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Sketch Workshop

Hey friends, I'm so excited to tell you about the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo sketch workshops that I will be teaching.  First of all, I cannot tell you how over the moon excited I am about this. Teaching my own workshops has been a goal of mine for a VERY long time. I am so excited to be teaching a class that I'm passionate about. From start to finish, this class is mine! I've worked so hard picking products, designing the projects, writing the instructions, designing the sketch, and creating promotional content for the class. I've been working with the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team on their blog for a couple of years now. I adore my Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team! They've captured my heart! I'm grateful that I get to work with them. Guest Artist Becki Adams at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo #Beckiadams #SSBE2017 #SSBEworkshops
The first event I am teaching at this year is in Schaumburg, Il. This will be my first visit to the Chicago area. Have you ever been to the Chicago area? What should be on my "must see" list? I know my first stop will be for Chicago style PIZZA!! I'm a pizza girl, I'm sure pizza will never be the same to me after I have Chicago style pizza.
Okay, enough about pizza, onto the whole reason I will be in Illinois, my workshops!!!
While I'm at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Schaumburg, I will be teaching 2 workshops. The first workshop is "One Sketch Three Ways". This class is all about using the same sketch in three different ways. In the class we'll make three layouts using products from PhotoPlay paper. Don't worry, If you don't finish all three layouts you'll take the product home with a step-by-step instruction sheet, photos of the finished layouts, AND the exclusive sketch that I designed for this class. (I'll be teaching this workshop on Saturday as well.) There are a few tickets left for this class. If you're in the Chicago/Schaumburg area, I'd love to meet you and have you in my class. You can purchase a ticket HERE. Make sure to come say hello, I cannot wait to meet my blog readers!

I don't want those of you who don't live in the Chicago area out so, I've created a couple of videos where I talk about the workshop AND included a process video of a layout that I created with a sketch.
Guest Artist Becki Adams at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo #Beckiadams #SSBE2017 #SSBEworkshops

Here's a video from my YouTube channel. (You can find a link to all the supplies, and the sketch in the notes of the video.)

 The second video I created is on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo YouTube channel. (I tell one of my most embarrassing moments in this video ;) There are a few more details about the layout and the class on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog.
Tune in next week, I'll be back here to tell you about the second workshop that I'll be teaching at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (this workshop is almost sold out *yay*). Thank you for stopping by, I'll see you again tomorrow